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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Scratchbord Demos with Linda Sheets

Linda's Scratchbord Kit
Scratchbord™ is a clay coated hardboard panel for scratchboard that is coated with India ink. Comparable to traditional paper scratchboard, except better – it’s more durable and easier to scratch into for cleaner and crisper details and lines. For added dimension, colored inks can be added to the white areas and then scratched again for additional highlights and volume. Artwork can be sprayed with spray fixative, allowing the finished scratchboard to be framed without glass!

Arkansas artist Linda Sheets fell in love with Scratchbord™ 10 years ago after picking up a couple of samples in an art supply store. Since then, she hasn’t stopped scratching! Linda is known for her folk art inspired Monkeys, Dogs, Birds and Still Life studies. Her work is shown in several galleries in Texas, Missouri and Arkansas and is in many private collections. Sharing techniques and showing everyone how satisfying and easy this medium can be is a source of constant delight for her.

Blue Eyed Circus
Linda Sheets is well known not only for her scratchboard drawings but students nationwide flock to her workshops because of her wonderful ability to inspire and teach.  Linda has been creating art in one form or another for most of her life.  Her innovative approach to scratchboard has set Linda in a class all her own.  She is also the creator of several scratchboard kits marketed by Ampersand Art Supply.   

Come join Artist Linda Sheets for a fun-filled, hands-on mini-workshop and demo at the stores listed below.  Learn how to render incredible detail and exquisite line drawings using scratchboard.  You’ll learn how to add brilliant color to your drawings and experience how easy it is to create with this wonderful medium.  Sponsored by Ampersand Art Supply, all materials will be provided including their awesome Scratchbord surface, the professional choice for scratchboard art.

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Each demo will consist of brief description of the board and scratchboard history, tips and suggested techniques. Samples, patterns for transfer and tools will be provided for hands on experience. In addition, there will be an opportunity to explore adding color using various inks and paints. Most will leave with a finished or partially finished piece of their own unique Scratchbord art!




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